In President Obama's Backyard, Tightening U.S. House Race a Bellwether

Just how big is the impending Republican wave expected on Nov. 2? One bellwether could be the tightening U.S. House race in President Obama's own backyard. Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly has represented Virginia's 11th District, across the Potomac River from the White House, since January 2009, cultivating what he calls a reputation as a pragmatic moderate. In 2008, when Obama swept the Virginia 11th with 57 percent of the vote, Connolly defeated his Republican opponent, businessman Keith...Full Story
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